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Dec 18, 2018 Lawrence Walker III
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Lawrence Walker is a butch, sad, emo trans girl from the sticks and stones of Tha Burg.
Topics: LGBT, queer, trans, trans girl, trans woman, transgender, black lives matter, black trans lives...
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Dec 18, 2018 AR Mannylee Rushet
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AR Mannylee Rushet is a sappy, depressed, butch bitch who is probably not y'alls "problematic" fav.
Topics: poetry, LGBT, queer, trans, nonbinary, black trans lives matter, black lives matter
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Dec 14, 2018 Magpie Leibowitz
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Magpie Leibowitz is a queer anti-zionist yid and author of several works of speculative writing. Her work entangles and disentangles the web of radical queer life in the diaspora.  This was recorded on December 6, 2018 at Gallery Boom in Olympia, Washington.
Topics: trans, poetry, prose, spoken word, Judaism, Jewish faith, hanukkah, LGBTQIA, trans woman, trans...
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Dec 14, 2018 ShadowWalker
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ShadowWalker, while not yet living in Olympia full-time, has been drawn to the vibrant community of young artists, poets and musicians alike, residing in the area. Not to mention, they offer a breath of fresh air in contrast to the City of Shelton. She’s been singing and writing songs since 2010, composing and producing songs since 2014, and writing stories and drawing since the age of six.  Currently, she is in between times spent at Evergreen and has been working feverishly on different...
Topics: transgender, storytelling, poetry, spoken word, grief, indigineous, intergenerational trauma, trans
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Dec 14, 2018 Little Trouble Girl
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Little Trouble Girl (aka Lawrence Walker) is a butch, sad, emo trans girl from the sticks and stones of Tha Burg. This performance was recorded by Heartspark Press on December 13, 2018 at Gallery Boom in Olympia, Washington.
Topics: transgender, poetry, music, LGBTQIA
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Dec 14, 2018 Cadence B. McCracken
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Cadence B McCracken is queer anarchist coming live to a poetry riot near you. They have been starting shit at poetry slams and in the streets for the past decade on stages throughout the United Snakes. Cadence's work is both deeply personal and politically inflammatory. McCracken's work disturbs the comfortable and comforts the disturbed, and they like it that way. Cadence is a writer, performer, educator and organizer who has performed at poetry slams, high schools, universities and protests...
Topics: transgender, trans woman, trans women, non-binary, poetry, queer, writing, performance, slam,...
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Dec 14, 2018 Talia C. Johnson
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Talia Johnson is a multi-faceted woman who is transgender, autistic, Jewish, queer, and more than the sum of her parts. Her work centres on bridging faith and queer communities, facilitating workshops, educating, speaking, writing, one-on-one coaching, counselling, and mentoring. She is a queer and trans sensitivity editor for writers and publishers. She is currently studying in Kohenet towards becoming a Hebrew Priestess, and working toward entering graduate school at the Master’s level. Her...
Topics: transgender, trans woman, trans women, LGBTQIA, gay, poetry, own voices
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Dec 12, 2018 Amy Heart
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Amy Heart is a queer storyteller and social justice advocate, dedicated to lifting the voices of trans girls and trans women everywhere. From 2002 to 2013, Amy worked exclusively in non-profit community television as both educator and community organizer. Since then, she has focused her energy on ‘unlearning’ white supremacy, studying disability justice, building strong relationships with other trans women artists, and helping people become fluent in modern technology. Amy has a...
Topics: transgender, trans, trans woman, trans women, trans kids, children, motherhood, family, chosen...
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Recorded live at the Metro Trans Umbrella Group Telethon in Saint Louis, MO. Learn more at http://www.stlmetrotrans.com . ABOUT JOSS BARTON  Joss Barton is a writer, photographer, journalist, and artist documenting queer and trans* life and love in St. Louis. She was most recently a 2016 fellow at Topside Press’ Writers Workshop for Trans Women Writers and a 2013 Fiction Fellow at the Lambda Literary Foundation’s Emerging LGBT Writers Retreat. She was an exhibition artist for Nine...
Topics: transgender, trans women, trans woman, trans women of color, trans woman of color, storytelling,...
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Recorded live at the Metro Trans Umbrella Group Telethon in Saint Louis, MO. Learn more at http://www.stlmetrotrans.com . Amy Heart is a queer storyteller and social justice advocate, dedicated to lifting the voices of trans girls and trans women everywhere. From 2002 to 2013, Amy worked exclusively in non-profit community television as both educator and community organizer. Since then, she has focused her energy on ‘unlearning’ white supremacy, studying disability justice, building strong...
Topics: transgender, transgender woman, trans woman, trans women, LGBT, LGBTQIA, fiction, gender,...
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Joss Barton reads from her upcoming work, "The Wagons Ain't Here Yet," at the the Transgender Memorial Garden in Saint Louis, MO. ABOUT JOSS BARTON  Joss Barton is a writer, photographer, journalist, and artist documenting queer and trans* life and love in St. Louis.  She was most recently a 2016 fellow at Topside Press’ Writers Workshop for Trans Women Writers and a 2013 Fiction Fellow at the Lambda Literary Foundation’s Emerging LGBT Writers Retreat. She was an exhibition...
Topics: transgender, trans, queer, Lgbtq, lgbt, trans women, trans women of color, trans woman, gender...
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Dec 7, 2018 Amy Heart
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Amy Eleanor Heart is an illustrator and master storyteller from another world. Since a young age, Amy has never been far away from a pencil and a sketchpad. Her childhood love for visual storytelling has continued throughout her career as a filmmaker and now as an author. For Amy, sharing stories are a crucial and fundamental part of the human experience. She is proud to carry on this sacred tradition in the form of children’s literature. When not making art, Amy is happily being an auntie to...
Topics: queer, LGBTQIA, gay, grief, transgender, storytelling, ghost story, love, vulnerability, magic,...
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Nov 16, 2018 Amy Heart
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Amy Heart reads from her latest story to be featured in the upcoming anthology, 99% Chance of Magic.
Topics: trans women, transgender, transgender woman, queer, LGBT, storytelling, reading, grief, love
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Jul 2, 2018 Boudicca Walsh
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Boudicca Walsh is a second generation Irish genderqueer trans woman. She writes about her internal life, short fiction and poetry. Shi is a witch who has worked as a caregiver for almost a decade. Shi loves science fiction, the horror genre, and the texture of sauteed mushrooms. Shi lives among hir community of partners and chosen family in the Puget Sound Region.
Topics: transgender, trans woman, genderqueer, nonbinary, LGBTQIA, storytelling, poor, homelessness,...
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Amy Eleanor Heart is an illustrator and master storyteller from another world. Since a young age, Amy has never been far away from a pencil and a sketchpad. Her childhood love for visual storytelling has continued throughout her career as a filmmaker and now as an author. For Amy, sharing stories are a crucial and fundamental part of the human experience. She is proud to carry on this sacred tradition in the form of children’s literature. When not making art, Amy is happily being an auntie to...
Topics: trans woman, transgender, trans women, trans mom, trans kids, storytelling, love, mama hood,...
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Jul 1, 2018 Joss Barton
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Joss Barton is a writer, photographer, journalist, and artist documenting queer and trans* life and love in St. Louis. She was most recently a 2016 fellow at Topside Press’ Writers Workshop for Trans Women Writers and a 2013 Fiction Fellow at the Lambda Literary Foundation’s Emerging LGBT Writers Retreat. She was an exhibition artist for Nine Network’s 2015 Public Media Commons Artist Showcase and is also an alumni of the Regional Arts Commission’s Community Arts Training Institute. Her...
Topics: transgender, trans, trans woman, trans woman of color, trans women, queer, LGBTQIA, gay, writing,...
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Jul 1, 2018 Magpie Leibowitz
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Magpie Leibowitz is an agender lumpenprole living somewhere in the Pacific Northwest. Their current projects include two soon-to-be-completed chapbooks – Superscript / Subhuman and Stories from the End of Time – and a number of strange musical endeavors.
Topics: nonbinary, enby, queer, LGBTQIA, AMAB trans, writing, weird, strange, poetry
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Jun 30, 2018 Sascha Hamilton
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Sascha is a rust belt-raised and Appalachia by way of everywhere and nowhere grown writer and witch living in Olympia, Washington. Zie is a product of trauma, punk rock, depression, and fucking resilience. Zie writes because it feeds their soul, and punk rock ruined them for any sort of career. Recorded live at Make.Shift in Bellingham, Washington on June 9, 2018.
Topics: nonbinary, non binary, enby, queer, LGBT, trans woman, ghost story, writing, literature, feelings,...
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Jun 30, 2018 Boudicca Walsh
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Boudicca Walsh is a second generation Irish genderqueer trans woman. She writes about her internal life, short fiction and poetry. Shi is a witch who has worked as a caregiver for almost a decade. Shi loves science fiction, the horror genre, and the texture of sauteed mushrooms. Shi lives among hir community of partners and chosen family in the Puget Sound Region.
Topics: trans woman, trans women, genderqueer, nonbinary, witch, poetry, feelings, vulnerability
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Jun 30, 2018 Ariel Howland
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Ariel Howland is an activist, writer, and public speaker who is also white, pansexual, genderqueer, and a butch trans woman. She has a BA in Gender Studies from the University of Oregon. Some of her organizing work includes the Trans and/or Women’s Action Camp (TWAC) and two campaigns against hate groups. She has also given speeches at Take Back the Night in Eugene and the Portland Trans Pride March. Ariel has been published in the Earth First! Journal, Eugene Weekly, Portland Observer, and...
Topics: trans women, trans woman, genderqueer, butch, gay, LGBTQIA, poetry, feelings, vulnerability,...
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Jun 30, 2018 Tobi Hill-Meyer
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Tobi Hill-Meyer performs an excerpt from her play, "Fallen Star," at the Olympia Timberland Library on June 7, 2018.
Topics: transgender, trans woman, LGBT, queer, storytelling, spoken word, performance, art, play
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Jun 30, 2018 Lawrence Walker III
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Lawrence Walker is a butch, sad, emo trans girl from the sticks and stones of Tha Burg. Recorded live at the Olympia Timberland Library in Olympia, WA.
Topics: queer, LGBT, LGBTQIA, transgender, trans woman, black trans woman, black lives matter, song,...
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Jun 30, 2018 Boudicca Walsh
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Boudicca Walsh is a second generation Irish genderqueer trans woman. She writes about her internal life, short fiction and poetry. Shi is a witch who has worked as a caregiver for almost a decade. Shi loves science fiction, the horror genre, and the texture of sauteed mushrooms. Shi lives among hir community of partners and chosen family in the Puget Sound Region.
Topics: genderqueer, nonbinary, trans woman, transgender, poetry, fiction, suicide, vulnerability,...
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Jun 30, 2018 Luna Merbruja
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Recorded at San Francisco Dyke March on June 23, 2018. Luna Merbruja is a Mexican-Athabaskan writer, artist, and healer. They are the author of Trauma Queen and their newly released poetry book Heal Your Love. Luna has written about gender, sexuality, healing, and feminism for Autostraddle, Everyday Feminism, and The East Bay Express. They have been recently published in the anthology Nerve Endings: The New Trans Erotic and the Resilience Anthology. Currently, Merbruja is a book editor at...
Topics: trans woman, trans women, trans femme, trans women of color, twoc, poetry, vulnerability,...
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Jun 30, 2018 Abbey Darling
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Abbey (She/her/hers) is an East Coast transplant living the Midwest Domestic Goddess lifestyle while serving that sheik sporty butch look. A storyteller, folklorist, and anthropologist, she spends her time trying to give back to the community at every opportunity (teaching ESL, working at youth drop-in centers, and here at Heartspark). Currently, she’s studying to become a Buddhist chaplain. Usually, you’ll find her enjoying the things she’s horrible at like ice-skating, tennis, and...
Topics: trans women, trans woman, transgender, queer, lgtb, storytelling, funny
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Jun 30, 2018 Misha Moon
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Misha Lynn Moon is a nonbinary trans femme writer and witch living in Portland, Oregon. When she is not working on her poems and stories, she is a school counselor at an online charter school. She started writing when she was a young girl after her favorite teacher said, “I want to know what happens next in this story.” She been trying to see what happens next ever since, both in her writing and her life. Recorded live at Make.Shift in Bellingham, Washington on June 9, 2018.
Topics: trans women, trans femme, femme, trans girls, transgender, gender nonconforming, kid lit,...
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Jun 28, 2018 Amy Heart and Luna Merbruja
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Recorded at San Francisco Dyke March on June 23, 2018. ABOUT LUNA MERBRUJA Luna Merbruja is a Mexican-Athabaskan writer, artist, and healer. They are the author of Trauma Queen and their newly released poetry book Heal Your Love. Luna has written about gender, sexuality, healing, and feminism for Autostraddle, Everyday Feminism, and The East Bay Express. They have been recently published in the anthology Nerve Endings: The New Trans Erotic and the Resilience Anthology. Currently, Merbruja is a...
Topics: queer, lgbt, lgtbq, dyke, lesbian, gay, transgender, transsexual, trans woman, transgender woman,...
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Jun 16, 2018 Amy Heart
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Amy Heart is a queer storyteller and social justice advocate, dedicated to lifting the voices of trans girls and trans women everywhere. From 2002 to 2013, Amy worked exclusively in non-profit community television as both educator and community organizer. Since then, she has focused her energy on ‘unlearning’ white supremacy, studying disability justice, and building strong relationships with other trans women artists. Amy has a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Film Studies from the University...
Topics: transgender, transsexual, trans woman, trans girl, performance, spoken word, poetry, queer, LGBT,...
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Heartspark Press is a collective dedicated to lifting the unheard voices of transgender girls, transgender women, and (C)AMAB (coercively assigned male at birth) non-binary people. We publish novels, chapbooks, and audio recordings by and for girls, women, and non-binary humans like us. Our work is a sacred act of resistance against everything that prevents our sisters and siblings across the globe from getting free from the gender binary.  While small presses like ours are built entirely with...
Topics: transgender, trans women, trans woman, feminism, writing, activism, LGBT, gay, creative, art,...
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Recorded live at the Lambda Literary Awards Finalists Reading: San Francisco on April 24, 2018 at the San Francisco Public Library. ABOUT AMY Amy Heart is a queer storyteller and social justice advocate, dedicated to lifting the voices of trans girls and trans women everywhere. From 2002 to 2013, Amy worked exclusively in non-profit community television as both educator and community organizer. Since then, she has focused her energy on ‘unlearning’ white supremacy, studying disability...
Topics: transgender, transsexual, transgender women, trans women, trans woman, storyteller, storytelling,...
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Luna Merbruja is a Mexican-Athabaskan writer, artist, and healer. She’s the author of Trauma Queen and the poetry book, Heal Your Love. She has written about gender, sexuality, healing, and feminism for Autostraddle, Everyday Feminism, and The East Bay Express. She’s recently been published in the anthology Nerve Endings: The New Trans Erotic and The Resilience Anthology. Currently, Merbruja is a book editor at biyuti publishing, an intern at Peacock Rebellion, member at Heartspark Press,...
Topics: LGBT, queer, transgender, transsexual, trans girls, trans woman, trans femmes of color, femme,...
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Apr 22, 2018 Luna Merbruja
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Luna Merbruja is a Mexican-Athabaskan writer, artist, and healer. She’s the author of Trauma Queen and the forthcoming poetry book Heal Your Love . She has written about gender, sexuality, healing, and feminism for Autostraddle, Everyday Feminism, and The East Bay Express. She’s recently been published in the anthology Nerve Endings: The New Trans Erotic and The Resilience Anthology .   Currently, Merbruja is a book editor at biyuti publishing, an intern at Peacock Rebellion, workshop...
Topics: transgender women, transgender, trans women, trans woman, transsexual, heartfelt, ownvoices, own...
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Apr 19, 2018 Talia C. Johnson
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Talia Johnson is a multi-faceted woman who is transgender, autistic, Jewish, queer, and more than the sum of her parts. Her work centres on bridging faith and queer communities, facilitating workshops, educating, speaking, writing, one-on-one coaching, counselling, and mentoring. She is a queer and trans sensitivity editor for writers and publishers. She is currently studying in Kohenet towards becoming a Hebrew Priestess, and working toward entering graduate school at the Master’s level. Her...
Topics: transgender, transgender women, trans woman, woman, jewish, faith, poetry, vulnerability, feelings
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Apr 19, 2018 Alex Roper
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Alex Roper is an emerging creative writer and academic from Hamilton, Ontario but currently living in Peterborough, Ontario. Alex is a Gender-Fluid individual who uses they/them pronouns and is still currently transitioning. Next year, Alex will be at Trent University doing a Masters degree regarding Gender Roles in Danish society during the Viking Age. This year, they will be completing their Bachelors of Education at Queen’s University and have a Bachelor’s Degree in History from Trent...
Topics: transgender, non-binary, non binary, genderqueer, witch, magic, fantasy, storytelling
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Apr 19, 2018 Amy Heart
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Amy Heart is a queer storyteller and social justice advocate, dedicated to lifting the voices of trans girls and trans women everywhere. From 2002 to 2013, Amy worked exclusively in non-profit community television as both educator and community organizer. Since then, she has focused her energy on ‘unlearning’ white supremacy, studying disability justice, building strong relationships with other trans women artists, and helping people become fluent in modern technology. Amy has a...
Topics: transgender, trans women, trans kids, trans girl, auntie, nibling, love, family bond, chosen...
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Apr 18, 2018 Amy Heart
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Amy Heart is a queer storyteller and social justice advocate, dedicated to lifting the voices of trans girls and trans women everywhere. From 2002 to 2013, Amy worked exclusively in non-profit community television as both educator and community organizer. Since then, she has focused her energy on ‘unlearning’ white supremacy, studying disability justice, building strong relationships with other trans women artists, and helping people become fluent in modern technology. Amy has a...
Topics: transgender, trans women, LGBT, queer, parenting, love, circle of life
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Apr 18, 2018 Oti Onum
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Recorded live by Heartspark Press in Olympia, WA on February 23, 2018 at Gallery Boom.
Topics: transgender, trans women of color, trans woman of color, black lives matter, vulnerability,...
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Apr 18, 2018 Lawrence Walker III
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“I wrote this song trying to describe my feelings of abandonment and feeling like a fuck up to my parents as a kid. Even though I didn’t realize I was trans at this age, I imagine me runaway being such a trans girl thing to do. This was the peak of my emo years, which was a way of experiencing with gender one way or another to eventually discover I was a agender genderless trans girl. The song references a time when I was 12, where I ran away for a couple of hours back when I lived in my...
Topics: transgender, trans women of color, black lives matter, gender, genderless, music, performance,...
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Apr 18, 2018 Ariel Howland
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Ariel Howland is an activist, writer, and public speaker who is also white, pansexual, genderqueer, and a butch trans woman. She has a BA in Gender Studies from the University of Oregon. Some of her organizing work includes the Trans and/or Women’s Action Camp (TWAC) and two campaigns against hate groups. She has also given speeches at Take Back the Night in Eugene and the Portland Trans Pride March. Ariel has been published in the Earth First! Journal, Eugene Weekly, Portland Observer, and...
Topics: transgender, trans woman, butch, genderqueer, poetry, LGBTQ, feminism, disability, autism
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Apr 18, 2018 Bridget Liang
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Bridget Liang is a mixed race, queer, transfeminine, neurodiverse, disabled, fat fangirl. They came into their queerness in Hamilton Ontario and co-founded RADAR Youth Group at the LGBTQ Wellness Centre (the Well), the first queer group in a high school in Hamilton, and were instrumental in the passing of an equity policy at HWDSB. Bridget is a budding academic, community researcher, workshop and group facilitator, performance artist, and writer. Much of their work revolves around...
Topics: transgender, trans femmes of color, vampire, lesbians, revenge fantasy, queer, gay, homo, fanfic,...
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Joss Barton is a writer, photographer, journalist, and artist documenting queer and trans* life and love in St. Louis.  She was most recently a 2016 fellow at Topside Press’ Writers Workshop for Trans Women Writers and a 2013 Fiction Fellow at the Lambda Literary Foundation’s Emerging LGBT Writers Retreat. She was an exhibition artist for Nine Network’s 2015 Public Media Commons Artist Showcase and is also an alumni of the Regional Arts Commission’s Community Arts Training Institute....
Topics: trans woman, transsexual, transgender, woman, queer, black lives matter, poetry, vulnerability,...
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Apr 17, 2018 AR Mannylee Rushet
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AR Mannylee Rushet is a sappy, depressed, butch bitch who is probably not y'alls "problematic" fav.  Recorded by Heartspark Press on April 13, 2018 at Gallery Boom in Olympia, Washington.
Topics: trans women, non binary, nonbinary, queer, poetry, black lives matter
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Apr 17, 2018 AR Mannylee Rushet
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AR Mannylee Rushet is a sappy, depressed, butch bitch who is probably not y'alls "problematic" fav.  Recorded by Heartspark Press on February 23, 2018 at Gallery Boom in Olympia, Washington.
Topics: black lives matter, trans women, trans femme, nb, non-binary, queer, poetry, storytelling
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Apr 17, 2018 Boudicca Walsh
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Boudicca Walsh is a second generation Irish genderqueer trans woman. She writes about her internal life, short fiction and poetry. Shi is a witch who has worked as a caregiver for almost a decade. Shi loves science fiction, the horror genre, and the texture of sauteed mushrooms. Shi lives among hir community of partners and chosen family in the Puget Sound Region. Set List: 1. The Soul of Thurston 2. My Old Love (A Prayer on a Dark Eve) 3. Shadow on the Wall (song and lyrics by Brandi Carlile)
Topics: transgender, trans women, trans woman, woman, queer, witch, magic, mental illness
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Jan 11, 2018 Luna Merbruja
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Luna Merbruja is a Mexican-Athabaskan writer, artist, and healer. She’s the author of Trauma Queen and the forthcoming poetry book Heal Your Love. She has written about gender, sexuality, healing, and feminism for Autostraddle, Everyday Feminism, and The East Bay Express. She’s recently been published in the anthology Nerve Endings: The New Trans Erotic by Tobi Hill-Meyer and The Resilience Anthology by Heartspark Press.   Currently, Merbruja is a book editor at biyuti publishing, an...
Topics: feelings, magic, vulnerability, transgender, trans woman, trans woman of color, heartfelt,...
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Jan 10, 2018 Amy Heart
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Amy Heart is a queer storyteller and social justice advocate, dedicated to lifting the voices of trans girls and trans women everywhere.  From 2002 to 2013, Amy worked exclusively in non-profit community television as both educator and community organizer. Since then, she has focused her energy on ‘unlearning’ white supremacy, studying disability justice, building strong relationships with other trans women artists, and helping people become fluent in modern technology. Amy has a...
Topics: transgender, transsexual, trans woman, queer, LGBT, vulnerability, feelings, trans kids, trans...
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Jan 10, 2018 Amy Heart
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Topics: transgender, transsexual, trans woman, woman, women, own voices, trans kids, children, motherhood,...
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Jan 10, 2018 Joss Barton
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Joss Barton is a writer, photographer, journalist, and artist documenting queer and trans* life and love in St. Louis. She was most recently a 2016 fellow at Topside Press’ Writers Workshop for Trans Women Writers and a 2013 Fiction Fellow at the Lambda Literary Foundation’s Emerging LGBT Writers Retreat. She was an exhibition artist for Nine Network’s 2015 Public Media Commons Artist Showcase and is also an alumni of the Regional Arts Commission’s Community Arts Training Institute. Her...
Topics: transsexual, femme, queer, writing, performance, poetry, transgender, transgender woman, LGBT, queer
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Jan 9, 2018 Luna Merbuja
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Luna Merbruja is a Mexican-Athabaskan writer, artist, and healer.  She’s the author of  Trauma Queen  and the forthcoming poetry book  Heal Your Love . She has written about gender, sexuality, healing, and feminism for Autostraddle, Everyday Feminism, and The East Bay Express. She’s recently been published in the anthology  Nerve Endings: The New Trans Erotic and  Resilience . Currently, Merbruja is a book editor at biyuti publishing, an intern at Peacock Rebellion, and a project...
Topics: transgender, trans woman, trans women, Mexican, athabaskan, writing, poetry, queer, LGBT
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Jan 9, 2018 KOKUMO
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Recorded on December 16, 2017 at High Noon Saloon in Madison, Wisconsin, during The Heartspark Press 2017 Great Lakes Tour. credit Black, Trans, and Still Breathing can be found in The Resilience Anthology. Learn more at   heartsparkpress.com .  l
Topics: trans woman, trans women, black trans woman, black lives matter, poetry, vulnerability, slavery,...
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Dec 24, 2017 Heartspark Press
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This is a raw, unedited soundboard recording of our show in Minneapolis, Minnesota from December 15, 2017: Join us for Women Your Mother Warned You About: Resistance & Resilience, an explosive evening featuring the best trans women writers in the country. We'll be sharing stories of the heart and beyond at The Phoenix Theater in Minneapolis, Minnesota! This event is the first show of our 2017 Great Lakes Tour.  THE WRITERS JOINING US KOKUMO (Chicago) Tobi-Hill Meyer (Seattle) Joss Barton...
Topics: Literature, Reading, trans woman, Transsexual woman, woman, Transgender, queer, nonbinary,...
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This is an audience recording of Heartspark Media’s Women Your Mother Warned You About show in Madison, WI at High Noon Saloon. Featuring KOKUMO, Luna Merbruja, Joss Barton, Tobi Hill-Meyer, Amy Heart, and Alexia Jasmene.
Topics: Queer, transgender women, Transsexual, own voices, ownvoices, writing, literature, LGBT
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Dec 24, 2017 KOKUMO
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KOKUMO performs excerpts from her poetry book, “Reacquainted with Life,” at Women & Children First, Chicago, IL.
Topics: Queer, trans women, black lives matter, transgender, Lambda, poetry
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Oct 15, 2017 Larissa Glasser
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Larissa Glasser is a librarian and queer genre writer from Boston.  Her fiction has appeared in The Healing Monsters Volume One and Procyon Press Science Fiction Anthology (2016), along with Wicked Haunted: an Anthology by The New England Horror Writers, and Tragedy Queens: Stories Inspired by Lana Del Rey and Sylvia Plath (2017).  Her debut novella F4 is forthcoming from Eraserhead Press as part of its long-running New Bizarro Author Series.  Larissa’s writing goals follow certain tenets...
Topics: writing, genre, fiction, literary, literature, transgender, transgender woman, transgender women,...
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Oct 14, 2017 Serafima Mintz
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Serafima Mintz teaches reading and comprehension in Palm Beach County, Florida. She has been published in Gertrude and the Fine Print, and she writes the zine Even Noisy Sparrows. To contact Serafima, email her at serafimamintz@gmail.com.
Topics: love, vulnerability, feelings, writing, reading, literature, love story, transgender women,...
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Oct 14, 2017 Joss Barton
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Joss Barton is a writer, photographer, journalist, and artist documenting queer and trans* life and love in St. Louis.  She was most recently a 2016 fellow at Topside Press’ Writers Workshop for Trans Women Writers and a 2013 Fiction Fellow at the Lambda Literary Foundation’s Emerging LGBT Writers Retreat. She was an exhibition artist for Nine Network’s 2015 Public Media Commons Artist Showcase and is also an alumni of the Regional Arts Commission’s Community Arts Training Institute....
Topics: writing, writers, reading, ownvoices, own voices, trans women of color, trans women, transsexual,...
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Jun 24, 2017 Lilith Dawn
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Lilith Dawn, has worn a remarkable number of hats -- pamphlet publisher, sex-positive party hostess, metal podcaster, burlesque emcee, and hard SF author, are just a few roles she has played. She brings her energy, her irreverence, and her excitement to introduce our readers -- and she has an excerpt from her upcoming novella to share.
Topics: scifi, science fiction, novel excerpt
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Jun 24, 2017 Ariel Howland
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Ariel Howland is an activist, writer, and public speaker who is also white, pansexual, genderqueer, and a butch trans woman. She has a BA in Gender Studies from the University of Oregon. Some of her organizing work includes the Trans and/or Women’s Action Camp (TWAC) and two campaigns against hate groups. She has also given speeches at Take Back the Night in Eugene and the Portland Trans Pride March.  Ariel has been published in the Earth First! Journal, Eugene Weekly, Portland Observer, and...
Topics: transgender, genderqueer, butch, trans woman, poetry, storytelling, feelings, vulnerability
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Jun 24, 2017 Moss Angel
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Moss Angel is an agender artist, designer, writer, magic-user, creator of books. Hir most recent book is Sea-Witch v.1: May She Lay Us Waste (2fast2house, 2017), the first installment in hir abstract transgender fantasy series. Sea-Witch v.2: Girldirt Angelfog will be out in September. You can follow & support & read hir newest work at  patreon.com/monstr . Ze is otherwise online at   undying.club . Track List: 1. Introduction 2. Sea-Witch 8 Mouths 10,000% Furry Blog Content No Power...
Topics: agender, nonbinary, queer, weird, surrealism
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Jun 22, 2017 Magpie Leibowitz
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Recorded on April 30, 2017 in Olympia, Washington
Topics: agender, non binary, queer, poetry, poems, storytelling, weird
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Jun 22, 2017 Janey Lovebomb
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Janey Lovebomb has been many things, from a church choir kid to a wildlife technician to a farm worker to a poetic vagabond. Lately she doesn't know what to be so she considers herself nothing. She does sex work in Portland, Oregon and misses New Orleans. She's into queer nihilism, music, and cute little dogs. She has a story in the upcoming anthology *Meanwhile, Elsewhere*, and she seeks collaborations in music, zine production and porn. credits Performed live at the "Women Your Mother...
Topics: trans women, trans woman, poetry, music, storytelling, mixed media
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Jun 22, 2017 Sascha Hamilton
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Sascha Hamilton is a rust belt-raised and Appalachia by way of everywhere and nowhere grown writer and witch living in Olympia, Washington. Zie is a product of trauma, punk rock, depression, and fucking resilience. Zie writes because it feeds their soul, and punk rock ruined them for any sort of career. credits Performed live at the "Women Your Mother Warned You About" event on June 17, 2017 in Olympia, Washington
Topics: nb, non-binary, punk, fighting nazis, friendship, youth
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Jun 22, 2017 Magpie Leibowitz
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Performed live at the "Women Your Mother Warned You About" event on June 17, 2017 in Olympia, Washington
Topics: nb, agender, non binary, mental illness, feelings, vulnerability
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Jun 21, 2017 Amy Heart
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Performed live at the "Women Your Mother Warned You About" event on June 17, 2017 in Olympia, Washington
Topics: trans women, trans woman, transgender children, trans kids, trans youth, mothering, love,...
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Jun 18, 2017 Mikki Enoch
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Mikki graduated from Westminster College in Salt Lake City, UT in 2014 with a Bachelor’s of Arts in English. While attending college, she wrote the original short story, “Masks of a Superhero” for the Lambda Literary Award winning The Collection: Short Fiction from the Transgender Vanguard from Topside Press. She also held the roles of Fiction editor and Managing Editor for ellipsis… literature & art Westminster College’s annual literary magazine. She currently writes for Q Salt...
Topics: trans women, spoken word, storytelling, resilience, vulnerability
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Jun 18, 2017 Sarah M. Bess
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Sarah M. Bess is a neuroqueer transssexual witch grown in the ghostswamps of rural southeast Missouri. Her work centers the phenomenological exploration of place and moment through sound and word. She's a 2017 Lambda Literary Poetry Fellow. She plays music as Ogresss ( ogresss.bandcamp.com ). Her Setlist: 1. Transduction (Schizophyllum commune) 2. Glossolalia - Broken Tooth - For Mary Doll 3. Homeland Near The Corner of 12th and Alameda 4. Hatch 5. Costly Signals This was originally performed...
Topics: transsexual, trans woman, trans, queer, neuroqueer, poetry, spoken word
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Jun 14, 2017 Sascha Hamilton
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Recorded live at Obsidian in Olympia, Washington on April 30, 2017. credi   Sascha is a rust belt-raised and Appalachia by way of everywhere and nowhere grown writer and witch living in Olympia, Washington. Zie is a product of trauma, punk rock, depression, and fucking resilience. Zie writes because it feeds their soul, and punk rock ruined them for any sort of career.
Topics: non-binary, nb, trans women, trans woman, ghost story
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Amy Heart recounts a heartbreaking story about a gender nonconforming child close to her heart. Recorded live during the 2017 Equality March for Unity & Pride of Washington State at the WA State Capitol Building in Olympia, Washington.
Topics: trans youth, transgender, trans woman, ownvoices, own voices, LGTB, queer, gender identity
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Mar 22, 2017 Magpie Leibowitz
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Performed at Obsidian in Olympia, Washington on February 26, 2017
Topics: trans woman, transgender, narrative, nonbinary, fiction, agender, magick
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Mar 22, 2017 GG Irkalla
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Performed live in Olympia, Washington at Obsidian Cafe on February 26, 2017 credits   Written and performed by GG Irkalla. To learn more about GG, visit her website:   upthewitchpunx.com
Topics: trans woman, witch, magick, storytelling, transgender
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Mar 22, 2017 Luna
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Performed at Obsidian Cafe on February 26, 2017
Topics: trans woman, literature, poetry
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Mar 22, 2017 KOKUMO
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A live video recording of KOKUMO in Olympia, Washington
Topics: black lives matter, trans women, trans literature, poetry, storytelling, magic
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Mar 22, 2017 Tobi Hill-Meyer
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Author Tobi Hill-Meyer reads her short story, "Brunch Service," at the "Women Your Mother Warned You About"storytelling event in Olympia, Washington. This story is featured in the collection, "Nerve Endings: The New Trans Erotic." Learn more at  www.instarbooks.com .
Topics: trans women, literature, erotica, storytelling, fiction
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Mar 22, 2017 Imogen Binnie
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Imogen Binnie reads from her debut novel, "Nevada" on March 30, 2013 at Pegasus Books Downtown in Berkeley, California.
Topics: trans women, punks, literature, trans lit, nevada
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Mar 22, 2017 Amy Heart
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Amy Heart reads excerpts from her story, "Good Night, Kiddo". Recorded on an iPhone at South Puget Sound Community College on June 11, 2016.  
Topics: trans women, trans literature, caregiving, chosen family
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Mar 22, 2017 Tobi Hill-Meyer
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Author and social justice warrior Tobi Hill-Meyer reads her 'Angry Tumblr Rant' during the "Women Your Mother Warned You About" storytelling event in Olympia, Washington. Recorded on December 10, 2016 at Obsidian Cafe.
Topics: trans woman, literature, storytelling, rant, funny, feelings
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Mar 22, 2017 Amy Heart
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Amy Heart talks frankly about growing up as a transgender girl in the 1980s. Performed live in Olympia, Washington at Obsidian Cafe on February 26, 2017.
Topics: transgender, trans woman, storytelling, vulnerability, trans childhood
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Mar 22, 2017 Amy Heart
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Amy Heart performs excerpts from her short story, "Her Name was Pearl," live in Olympia on December 10, 2016. Recorded at Obsidian in Olympia, Washington.
Topics: parenting, trans woman, trans girl, caregiving, chosen family, vulnerability, love, nannying,...
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Mar 22, 2017 KOKUMO
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A spectacular 25 minute reading by KOKUMO from her book, Reaquainted with Life, during the Corporealization Pacific Northwest Tour with Cat Fitzpatrick. Support black trans women and buy her book today at topsidepress.com.
Topics: transgender, trans woman, literature, poetry, black trans lives matter, trans women, poetry,...